Forthcoming Events

10.04.2017 - 12.04.2017, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Brugg-Windisch
21.04.2017 - 21.04.2017, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freiestrasse 3, University of Berne


An ultrafast X-ray source in a laboratory format- New Science paper by Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
La lumière en lumière- received the PRIX ROBERVAL 2016
The making of a bacteriorhodopsin movie- using time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography
Retaining Postdoc Mothers in an Academic Career- OPN column by Ursula Keller and Anna Garry
Ambizione grant awarded to Rajeswari Jayaraman- postdoc in Fabrizio Carbone’s group
Fitting wizard published- A Toolkit to Fit Nonbonded Parameters from and for Condensed Phase Simulations
ERC Starting Grant for Rachel GrangeStrategies to enhance nonlinear optical signal in oxide nanomaterials to avoid using high power sources
A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten- exhibition in Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg, Sept. - Dec. 2016
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST and FAST PIs Gebhard Schertler, Hans-Jakob Wörner, Jacques Moser, Natalie Banerji and Ursula Keller
ERC Starting Grant for Natalie Banerji- Organic semiconductors interfaced with biological environments - OSIRIS

Advancement of Women

In NCCR MUST the important work on the advancement of women in science involves setting up a variety of initiatives: from creating networks and peer mentoring for female scientists to conducting research on the issues for women who work in science, engineering and technology (SET). The goal is to speak with the women members of NCCR MUST, and use their opinions and experiences, to create an action plan within the first year of MUST. Another important aim is to communicate the findings and, as such, to develop the website as a resource centre to support women scientists.

NCCR MUST has also invested in a project aimed at increasing the number of female scientists in the network. The Inter-MUST Woman postdoc award is a MUST scheme to encourage the appointment of women at the postdoctoral level. The awardees will work for two or more professors in our network on a joint research program. In Phase I of NCCR MUST two women postdocs were awarded this grant. In the first year of Phase II there have been two more successful applications.  A new project we aim to develop in Phase II is an internship program for female science undergraduates, in their 3rd or 4th year of study. This will give the students chosen, the opportunity to spend a month in one of the NCCR MUST research groups, during a semester break. The aim is to encourage female students into careers in physics and chemistry.
NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation